FBI, NH State Police search home but find ‘no evidence’ in Maura Murray case

  • Authorities search a home on Route 112 in Haverhill, N.H., on April 3, 2019, near where Maura Murray disappeared in February 2004. VALLEY NEWS/JOSEPH RESSLER

  • In this Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014 photo, a missing person poster of Maura Murray hangs in the lobby of the police station in Haverhill, N.H. Ten years ago, the Massachusetts college student drove off a road in a rural section of Haverhill in northern New Hampshire and hasn't been seen since. She left a tormented family, vexed investigators and a case rife with rumor and innuendo.  AP PHOTO/JIM COLE

Valley News 
Published: 4/3/2019 2:43:09 PM

HAVERHILL, N.H. — The FBI and New Hampshire State Police searched a home on Route 112 on Wednesday in connection with the unsolved disappearance of a Massachusetts college student 15 years ago but found no evidence related to the missing woman.

“No evidence was found in connection with that case,” Associate Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin said at a news conference this afternoon.

Law enforcement officials and technicians could be seen outside the home at 92 Wild Ammonoosuc Road, near where Maura Murray, 21, went missing in February 2004. Police say her car appeared to have been in a single-vehicle crash but that the University of Massachusetts-Amherst nursing student went missing shortly after making contact with a school bus driver who lived nearby and called police.

Authorities today said the single-family home had been searched before, but her father, Fred Murray, has said that a search by a cadaver dog and radar scan he and supporters conducted last fall with the homeowner’s cooperation indicated that something was buried underneath the basement floor.

“We know someone is in there, and I think it’s my daughter,” Murray had said earlier today, before results were announced. He and Maura’s younger brother were observing the search from across the street. 

The home has changed hands since Murray’s disappearance, and New Hampshire authorities say the current homeowners cooperated with the search.




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